Arable farming: Case Study
Arable farming and more especially cereal cultivation (wheat, corn, barley…) is highly weather-sensitive. Sencrop is there to help you keep an eye on your arable crops regardless of the size, distance or number of plots you have.
Cereal disease prevention
Savings on input costs
Detection of arable farming
Sencrop provides precise ag-weather data to help you prevent fungal disease in cereals to allow you to detect ideal spraying windows and to anticipate seasonal actions.
Wireworm, zabrus, rose-grain aphids and cecidomyiidae (or gall gnats) can cause much damage to cereal crops and affect overall yield.
The term ‘rust’ describes a fungal disease of cereal crops. Wheat leaf rust and wheat yellow rust affect cereal crops depending on the season and on weather conditions.
Frost can have a range of consequences on cereal crops, all of which are serious. Closely monitoring temperatures can help you anticipate and organise your actions.
This phenomenon depletes and damages the soil all while increasing the risk of river water pollution. To avoid it, choosing the right windows is crucial.
Preventive measures are required to avoid the risks affecting cereal crops. These should be applied prior to sowing and the crops should be monitored throughout their development using Sencrop and growing degree-day.
Detecting the Onset of Risks
To ensure optimal development and maximise plot yield, the key is to detect the risks that could affect the crops you grow ahead of time.
The indicators provided by your Sencrop stations help you identify those risks by taking weather conditions into account.
Anticipating Harvest Date
Anticipating the harvest date is just as crucial to ensure quality and storability of the cereal crops. Sencrop uses connected stations to provide indicators that help you assess your crops’ degree of ripeness and choose the perfect time to bring out the harvester.
When used in conjunction with the right decision support tools, these indicators allow you to monitor the plants’ development cycle and to anticipate harvest.
Creating Alerts with Sencrop
Grain cultivation success also depends on your responsiveness.
You can create alerts to stay informed in real time when changes occur in your previously selected weather data combinations.
These alerts come in various shapes:
Decision Support Tools
Sencrop works with many DST dedicated to this crop. To date, there are none in your geographical area.
of Sencrop corn growers
has connected their Sencrop app to a DST model
Max. wind speed authorised
to perform a treatment (according to European regulations). The Windcrop station allows you to check the wind speed in real time.
WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT US!
It’s very difficult sometimes to manufacture the logistic particularly on harvest time.
That’s why the rain radar is so useful.
WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT US!
It's really useful for harvest purposes, because from the north to the south of our area, the weather can be 100% different.
It helps us to know in which field we should work on, depending on the real time weather.
Other Case Studies
While the risk of fungal disease in cereal crops is serious, frost, washouts and temperatures also affect the health of other plants. Find out about Sencrop’s other case studies:
Find out how to prevent the appearance of diseases and pests (downy mildew, CPB, etc.) to rationalise your treatment windows.